The winter and summer solstices always bring a crowd to Mount Shasta, but on Friday as we usher in a new season, many will be gathering on the mountain for another reason. The end of the Mayan calendar.
These people don't believe the world is going to end, but something entirely different.
Believers say they are headed to Mount Shasta not out of fear of a doomsday, but to witness firsthand, the earth's ascension
Some folks say we are in for a big change on December 21st, but it’s not the end of the world. “No not at all, in fact, it is just the opposite, it’s a time for celebration,” said William Johnson.
Johnson says the world will experience a subtle change in energy.
“Friday is really the dawning of the 7th golden age. The sun that rises on the 21st is what the Mayans call the 5th sun. For the first time, 5th dimensional energy is going to be reaching the planet,” said Johnson.
Johnson is the President of Telos U.S.A., an organization that believes there is a city of a million and a half people living in a secret city inside Mount Shasta.
But that's not all that makes the mountain unique.
“It is special, because it is the center of ascension energy for the entire planet. the ascension energy comes into Mount Shasta and into the crystal grid that connects Mount Shasta with the entire planet,” said Johnson.
Telos believes a group of people, called the Lumarians, live inside the mountain in another dimension.
On December 21st, Johnson says the rest of us are supposed to ascend into that dimension.
“On 12-21 is when the energy shifts, it is really the rebirth of Mother Earth,” said Johnson.
And for that reason, hotels are booked, parties are planned, and law enforcement is planning and increased presence. Telos organizers say thousands will flock to Mount Shasta for the experience.
“The earth is ascending... and humanity has the opportunity to ride that wave ourselves,” said Johnson.
Johnson says Mount Shasta is the key place on earth to experience the change but people will be safe everywhere.
If you don’t believe the hype, head to Mount Shasta on Friday and see if anything happens.